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How can I manage my diabetes while traveling?

Traveling with diabetes requires some planning but can be done safely and enjoyably.

  • Before you travel, consult with your healthcare provider to ensure your diabetes management plan is optimized for travel.

  • Carry enough medication and supplies to last the duration of your trip plus a little extra in case of delays.

  • Keep your medication, glucose monitor, and snacks on hand in carry-on luggage in case of lost luggage.

  • Time zone changes can affect your medication schedule, so plan ahead of time.

  • Regularly monitor your blood glucose, especially during long travel days, and adjust your medication and meal plans accordingly.

  • Lastly, keep a medical ID or a letter from your doctor stating your condition in case of emergency.


  • American Diabetes Association. (2020). "Traveling with Diabetes."

  • Mayo Clinic. (2019). "Diabetes management: How lifestyle, daily routine affect blood sugar."

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). "Traveling with Diabetes."

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (2016). "Diabetes & Travel."

  • Joslin Diabetes Center. (2021). "Travel Tips for People with Diabetes."

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